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Christie's to open permanent saleroom in Hong Kong

03 August 2021

Christie’s is to step up its operations in the Far East with its first permanent saleroom and gallery space in Hong Kong.

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Arts & Crafts candlesticks are among five lots to watch this week

02 August 2021

With estimates from £80-20,000, here is our pick of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Chinese vase making over 700-times estimate

01 August 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Yongzheng vase demolishing its estimate at an Irish auction.

Paul Storr wine coolers

From Paul Storr silver to Sèvres porcelain – 10 highlights from dealers at TEFAF Online 2021

31 July 2021

The first details of objects that dealers will exhibit at ‘TEFAF Online’ in September have been revealed.

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Outstanding iron model of a hawk stars in our pick of six auction highlights sold this week

30 July 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare jizai okimono of a hawk that sold above estimate in Salisbury.

‘Ynys Mon’ by Sir Kyffin Williams

Record for Kyffin Williams as buyer’s childhood memories of Anglesey village prompt £62,000 bid at Rogers Jones auction

29 July 2021

Welsh auction house Rogers Jones has broken its own record for a work by Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006).

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Bracelet worn by Princess Margaret in Cecil Beaton photo comes to auction in London

29 July 2021

An Art Deco cultured pearl and diamond bracelet owned by Princess Margaret and worn for her 19th birthday photograph taken by Cecil Beaton in 1949 is coming up at auction.

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New faces at art and antiques businesses as online platform 2Covet expands

28 July 2021

This week’s Movers & Shakers includes a group of new hires at online dealer platform 2Covet.

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British antiques restorer arrested and investigated in US court case

27 July 2021

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is investigating a multi-million-pound Asian antiquities ‘trafficking ring’ and has arrested a British antiques restorer as part of the case.

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A Lawrence of Arabia poster and a sketch of Lucian Freud by his daughter are among five lots to watch

26 July 2021

With estimates from £150-30,000, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of major flooding at Portobello’s shops and arcades

25 July 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of Portobello Road dealers left reeling after a month of rain fell in 90 minutes and flooded homes and businesses in the area.

Thomas Lawrence's 'The Red Boy'

Lawrence’s ‘The Red Boy’ bought by The National Gallery in deal via Christie’s

24 July 2021

The National Gallery is to acquire a portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) with the help of charitable donations and advice from Christie’s.

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Artist Joshua Reynolds’ coffee cup stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

23 July 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a pair of Chinese export coffee cups and saucers commissioned by portraitist Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) that doubled estimate in Yorkshire.

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Polar Medals sold at auction are believed to be the only father and son combination ever awarded

22 July 2021

What is believed to be the only father and son Polar Medal group to be awarded more than doubled the top estimate at Warren & Wignall (17.5% buyer’s premium) on July 14.

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Consequences of self-isolation for businesses

22 July 2021

Art and antiques businesses are being impacted by staff shortages due to self-isolation requirements relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

DH Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley's Lover

A dozen ‘national treasures’ saved for the nation after export licence blocks

21 July 2021

A dozen items deemed national treasures were bought by institutions between May 2018 and April 2020 with a value of £7.6m, according to the latest report.

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Government launches consultation on extending antique ivory ban to hippos, narwhals, walruses and whales

20 July 2021

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on extending the near-total ban on the antique ivory trade.

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An Arts & Crafts lustre wall charger and a Roger Fry picture are among the five lots to watch this week

19 July 2021

With estimates from £100-8000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of two Leonardo drawings making headlines at auction and in court

18 July 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Leonardo drawing selling at auction and another caught up in a court battle.

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Fake or Fortune? returns to screens for its ninth season this month

17 July 2021

BBC TV show Fake or Fortune? is returning later this month after filming progressed in between lockdowns.